About GAMA

The purpose of the Grand Avenue Members Association (GAMA), a 501c3 non-profit is threefold:

  • Preserve the unique historic character of Lower Grand Avenue in Phoenix, Arizona.
  • Support and assist in eliminating blight and promoting the revitalization of the neighborhood’s core and surrounding areas through educational and community improvement programs.
  • Work to encourage social and economic development that promotes sustainable practices.”Adopted Action Goals Organized by Purpose

Strengthen the functioning of Grand as the center of a COMMUNITY.

  • Create district map
  • Organize neighborhood clean-ups
  • Investigate feasibility of becoming a Block Watch neighborhood
  • Support public events (i.e., GAF, Art Detour, Tour de Grand, First Friday)

Guide the FUTURE FORM AND CHARACTER of Grand.

Advocate for preservation of historic properties (i.e., HP Inventory, nomination)

Master planning

  • Neighborhood vision
  • Form Based Code
  • Downtown Strategic Vision Update

Investigate improvements to the street(s):

  • traffic calming (i.e., speed limits, crosswalks)
  • street lighting
  • parklets
  • district parking
  • street circulator
  • bus service
  • Roundabout at “Five Points”

Foster and promote public art

Maintain artist-decorated planters

Investigate feasibility of a landscape demonstration project (i.e., community garden)